Winter Outdoor Course Grading
Congratulations also goes out to Paul Stovell and Louis Rogers who both undertook a grading in some rather grim conditions this year. Unfortunately after the Blackbelts had their assessment the weather took a turn for the worse. Snow was replaced by ice cold rain which did not stop for the entire 2 hour grading.
Paul showed great technical ability especially in kata which is very hard to perform on the side of hill let a lone with only mud to grip onto underfoot. He has now attained the rank of 1st Kyu. We look forward to see him go on and attempt his 1st Dan grade next year.
Louis has really come on this year and we have noticed a massive improvement in his sparring ability. This again was evident in the grading. He got stuck in and pushed forward against his opponents. Louis has now attained the rank of 4th Kyu (Purple Belt).